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Atari 2600: Pole Position

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Pole Position is the conversion of the arcade racing game. Enter the Grand Prix, race against other racing cars to achieve the highest score possible in the shortest amount of time.

Before the player can enter the Grand Prix, the player must first qualify by competing in the Qualifying Lap within 73 seconds or less. If the player however, does not qualify in the Qualifying Lap, the player may continue to race until the Race Timer runs after 90 seconds. The player will score 50 point per 5 meters and additionally 50 points for every racing car passed. When the time runs out - Game Over. The player will have to restart the Qualifying Lap.

Qualifying will enable the player to start in one of the eight available positions. The faster the lap time was, the better the starting position in addition to bonus score points. The number one starting position, is the Pole Position.

During the Grand Prix, the player will compete against the Race Timer as well as against other racing cars. If the player fails to beat the Race Timer in any lap, the player drops out of the race - Game Over. Completing the race by reaching finishing line will grant the player 200 points per each second left on the Race Timer, bonus score for distance covered, and passing bonus points.


Every 5 meters driven: 50 points
Passing Car Bonus: 50 points per racing car
Time Bonus: 200 points per second left on the Race Timer


Pole Position - Lap Time: 58"50 seconds - 4,000 points
2nd Position - Lap Time: 60"00 seconds - 2,000 points
3rd Position - Lap Time: 62"00 seconds - 1,400 points
4th Position - Lap Time: 64"00 seconds - 1,000 points
5th Position - Lap Time: 66"00 seconds - 800 points
6th Position - Lap Time: 68"00 seconds - 600 points
7th Position - Lap Time: 70"00 seconds - 400 points
8th Position - Lap Time: 73"00 seconds - 200 points

Description courtesy of MobyGames via a CC license

Identifier atari_2600_pole_position_1983_cce_c-1002
Mediatype software
Scanner Internet Archive Python library 0.4.8
Publicdate 2013-12-25 11:23:56
Addeddate 2013-12-25 11:23:56
Controller joystick


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on 12/25/2013